There is so much written and we’ve read about the effects of stress on the body and the mind. We know that what we are feeling/thinking affects the body and what we do in our bodies effects us mentally and … Read more
Earlier in the month, in a class I was observing, the teacher, Gulnaaz, said to a student who was going the wrong way in a pose, “It is easy to disconnect.” She was saying to this student, your mind is … Read more
Last weekend, like the one before, was fun and full of yoga, and then getting out into the streets. Sunita’s Saturday morning class was preparation and the practice of Sirsasana (Head Stand) and Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand) with variations. She prepared … Read more
“Are you here to develop your muscles, or are you here to develop your mind?” Prashant Iyengar opened his class Tuesday with this question. Each trip to study at the Iyengar Institute is different. And more so when Mr. Iyengar … Read more
The Friday night weekend for a yoga student at the Institute started on Friday night with a pranayama class with Prashant Iyengar at 6 pm to 7:30. There was more talking than doing and the gathering of students sat quietly … Read more
Enjoy photos from Lou’s trip to India!
Ivory Tower is a metaphorical place or an atmosphere where people are happily cut off from the rest of the world in favor of their own pursuits, usually mental or esoteric ones. I am staying in a room on the … Read more
There is lots to be said for travel and how it brings new perspectives. Anytime I change my usual routine I am in a new situation I have to look at differently. According to the Bhagavad Gita, Karma is the … Read more
I’ll start with the other things. The weather has increasingly heated up but the nights have stayed fairly cool. Friday night several of us went to an outdoor Indian concert to hear some classical Indian music. The main attraction was … Read more
Valentine Sweets Apartment View Parvati Temple, Pune Pune Sunset
A lot is going on here in Pune! Saturday after the afternoon practice, my apt. mates, Tessa and Sally, and I went on the roof of our building to watch the full moon rise. We were early enough to watch … Read more
A distillation from Prashant Iyengar’s class — 9 February, 2017. RIMYI. Zoe Stewart & Bobby Clennell. The qualities and identities that we attribute to ourselves, such as “I am Indian/American/Chinese” or “I am a man, a woman, old, young, healthy, sick, … Read more
Geeta Iyengar teaching in the main hall at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute(RIMYI) in Pune, India.